Sculpture in Context 2021 celebrates 35 years

Proudly supported by Goodbody

Sculpture in Context is currently taking place in Dublin’s National Botanic Gardens through 15 October. In its 35th year, this event brings together the works of over 140 artists, resulting in a presentation of unique art and perspectives.  This show is an important event in the Irish arts calendar as the longest running, largest and most important sculpture exhibition in the country.

Several of the Sculpture in Context awards at this year’s event were sponsored by Goodbody, all of which were presented on the 2 September, during the event’s opening ceremony. We were lucky enough to be on site for the launch and are happy to share the video below, highlighting some of the outstanding artists and exhibits you’ll see when you visit Glasnevin. 


This year’s event received 402 submissions from 237 artists. After adjudication 166 pieces were selected, representing the work of 142 Irish and international artists. Outstanding works were selected for award, several of which were sponsored by Goodbody:
The Goodbody Sculpture Awards
The Goodbody Outstanding Artist Award
The Goodbody Lifetime Achievement Award
The Goodbody Award for a work of distinction in any medium
The Goodbody Graduate Award 


Winner of the Goodbody Graduate Award, Ellen Cassidy with her piece, Anatomical Votives Socialising.
Picture: Jason Clarke.

In addition, seven Sculpture in Context Awards were given to outstanding artists:
CARO Climate Action Award
McKeon Stone Awards
The MillCove Gallery Award
Bronze Art Award
Zozimus Gallery Award
Irish Ceramics Award
People’s Choice Awards

Visit Sculpture in Context 2021

The National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin 9, Ireland, D09 VY6


Thursday, 2 September — Friday, 15 October 2021

Open Daily                                                     
Weekdays: 10am - 5pm                   
Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays: 10am - 6pm



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